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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Nov 18, 2006 6:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Sometimes you get shown the light

Hey Orchid,

Thanks man - I needed that. Sometimes you have to see the bright side. Still wish I din't have to register to a forum to access shows.

Zimmer

This post was modified by Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer on 2006-11-18 14:09:26

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Nov 18, 2006 11:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sometimes you get shown the light

Several weeks ago there was a thread discussing why we are heads. I didn't respond, it would have taken too long, with the Vietnam War, counterculture...many thing other than the music that made it appealing at the time...

It's funny to see how many of us in the "golden" age bracket have a remaining distrust for all things pertaining to a "system." Even a tinge of paranoia creeps in every once in a while, for no logical reason.

Just because your paranoid, doesn't mean they're not after you. (With thanks to Steve Earle)

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 18, 2006 2:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sometimes you get shown the light

i def. agree that one's level of mistrust & suspician & paranoia toward various agencies & institutions & government bodies can stem from, and be influenced by, the age/era in which one inherits and/or develops their approach/attitude toward same. and though largely a child of the early '70s, i found and learned and inherited my mistrust toward the previous from a far older, primarily European, generation than that which came alive in the '60s.

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Poster: orchiddoctor Date: Nov 18, 2006 6:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sometimes you get shown the light

We all need a kick in the ass sometimes! I don't know how "old" you are--I'm 54. I can dig the registration attitude since for me, registration meant potential death or jail during Vietnam. It meant access to my identity. I do not give out my phone number or address when making purchases--I don't even admit to being me during sales calls!. Yes, there is that lingering distrust of giving up information or being on someone's list when they bust the doors down, but, hell, it's only rock and roll!

I really think all the registration stuff is to prevent spammers from gumming up the works. The number is limited on a few sites to prevent major overloads and system crashes.

I guess I can live with that.

A humorous (maybe) note: When asked for my address at stores, I always give 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington D.C. 20202. Can't tell you how many times the salesperson asks if I am here (in Atlanta) visiting or on business.

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Nov 18, 2006 6:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sometimes you get shown the light

I am a few years younger than you and have some trust issues with the registration thing. I try not to register for anything, but I thought this forum was worth it. I am proven correct again!!

I can understand why the site operator has done his thing. I guess having used and enjoyed the site in the past, I just "Popped off" after going there this morning and finding the change. I can live with that as well.

You know what our parents taught us, "Think before you speak" - Well, they must have not told the thousand and first time.

As far as the address request at stores, I have used 1313 Mocking Bird Lane. It usually works well.

Thanks for your words this morning.

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Poster: orchiddoctor Date: Nov 18, 2006 7:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sometimes you get shown the light

You are welcome. Mockingbird Lane? I think I know where that is. Too bad for you, as I'm passing all this on to the authorities.

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Nov 18, 2006 7:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sometimes you get shown the light

Thought you might, working with the whitehouse and all. Figured you were with the CIA crackdown on deadheads campaign. Spare me the chair!

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Poster: sparky999255 Date: Nov 18, 2006 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sometimes you get shown the light

Funny...my wife always gives 1313 Mockingbird Lane as her address when stores ask.

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Poster: orchiddoctor Date: Nov 18, 2006 6:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Zepher Zone - BOOOOOOOOO

What is your point, my good man? Registering helps prevent spam. Anyone can register. So the guys is selling t shirts. Did you miss the 10,000 venders at the concerts who did the same thing? How many t shirts does he hae to sell to pay for the server? Doesn't every download site, including this one, survive on donations? Didn't this one get zapped for taking donations--seen as commercial? Don't many non-profit organizations give away coffee mugs or t-shirts with your donation? What, you don't want to help him keep the site up? You don't want to register? Oh--but, wait--you have to register here to post your comments. You have to register on e-tree, dimeadozen, shn/flac, etc. You also have to register for the military. Ain't life a bitch?

How many people wish they could download all the shows they missed, even in (gasp!) mp3 mode? How many people have whined that access to these shows is some sort of God given right? And now someone has taken countless hours to put it all back up---with a disclaimer re: mp3--and you whine because it doesn't fit your moral standard, whatever that is?


So, is Zephyr performing a service or ripping you off?

I for one praise the kindness they are spreading--the very kindness your convoluted thinking feels they are denying.


Go on home, your mama's calling you.

This post was modified by orchiddoctor on 2006-11-18 14:03:32

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Poster: Street Pig Date: Nov 18, 2006 6:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Zepher Zone - BOOOOOOOOO

Well said,reach out and enjoy the ride, in fact you do have an option not to register so others with different opinons can have access to the vibe are beloved band gave us in the first place.....listen to the music.Pig

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Poster: Cranky1 Date: Nov 19, 2006 7:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Zepher Zone - BOOOOOOOOO

Zephyr Zone is worth the register. Also, I guess this guy has to live with the bandwidth limitations he's got....technical problems limit the kindness.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Nov 18, 2006 8:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sometimes you get shown the light

yI agree, we should remain as anonymous as possible. Any or all of this batch of evil terrorists could be conspiring to drop some "bass bombs" on unsuspecting communities at this moment...